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Hunter Gatherer to offer July’s Flowers’ Beautiful Arrangements at Hubindao

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Fresh flowers are a sure-fire way to brighten up any room and mood. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with July’s Flowers to bring you gorgeous and fragrant flower arrangements at Hubindao.

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What We’re Reading: Chinese Restaurants Busted for Using Opium, Organic Food Boom in China, and More

22China’s odd ‘baby pears’ have become a best-seller in Vietnam. (People.cn)

Every week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

35 restaurants across China have been caught illegally using opium poppies in food. (BBC)

The organic food boom in China is driven by personal, rather than environmental, concerns. (South China Morning Post)

China’s policymakers confirm that the government will drop farmer subsidies for corn. (Financial Times)

Those subsidies are part of the reason why China still imports food even after a bumper harvest. (People.cn)

China’s odd ‘baby pears’ have become a best-seller in Vietnam. (People.cn)

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World’s oldest tea is discovered in an ancient Chinese emperor’s tomb. (NPR)

New study suggests that broccoli may prevent or stop the growth of breast cancer. (South Morning China Post)

The future of food coloring could be slimy. (Modern Farmer)

Missed last week’s roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

What We’re Reading: Sweet Chinese Food, Spring Festival Cakes, and Plastic Oceans

6384755992365215280Every week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

In anticipation of the big winter chill, many mainland shoppers have raided supermarkets for extra provisions. (South China Morning Post)

Villagers from Shandong make steamed “flowery cakes” in preparation for the approaching Spring Festival. (People)

This City Has the Sweetest Food in All of China. (Munchies)

The business of agricultural tourism and leisure farms is booming in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (Shanghai Daily)

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Brace yourself for the cold: Here are 5 foods that naturally boost your body temperature. (Hunter Gatherer)

New York City’s Hot Bread Kitchen is more than just a bakery—it’s a social enterprise that empowers immigrant women. (Munchies)

Our Oceans Could Contain More Plastic Than Fish by 2050. (Munchies)

Missed last week’s roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

5 Foods That Naturally Boost Your Body Temperature

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Brace yourselves Shanghai—the coldest winter weather in 30 years is set to sweep the city today, bringing with it record low temperatures and possible snow for the next few days. While your first instinct may be to bundle up on extra layers, don’t forget that eating the right foods can also naturally boost your internal body temperature. We’ve rounded up five warming Real Foods that naturally stimulate the body, increase blood circulation, and help warm you up from the inside out.

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Refresh and Recharge with our Real Food Cold-Pressed Juices

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When it comes to boosting your immune system, eating all-natural Real Food is hands down the best medicine. That’s why we’ve launched our new line of delicious cold-pressed juices. Made with only the best chemical-free fruits, vegetables, and nuts, our eight new juices make it easy to include Real Food into your everyday routine and keep the winter flu at bay. But cold-pressed juices are very different from the average smoothies made at home—our raw liquids are crafted with a heavy-duty hydraulic press juicer that produces a bolder, more nutritious, and better tasting juice.

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What We’re Reading: Illegal GM Corn Scandal, Trust in Chinese Farms, & the Rice Theory

eggs and chipsEvery week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

Chinese farmers are illegally growing genetically modified corn, says Greenpeace, and its contamination of non-GM varieties could threaten food security. “It is very likely that much of the illegal GE corn has already entered grain storage warehouses, wholesale and retail markets across the country, ultimately ending up in citizens’ food.” (Reuters)

An introduction to GM agriculture in China and the country’s most widely grown GM plants. (China Ag)

Food for thought: The rice theory could explain why people from northern China are more individualistic than their wheat-farming neighbors in the south. (South China Morning Post)

A great primer to why it’s so hard to build up trust on China’s farms. (Nikkei Asian Review)

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Meet “Egg and Chips”: a dual-cropping plant developed by English botanists that produces both eggplants and potatoes in the same pot. (People’s Daily)

World’s Largest Meatpacking Firm Wants To Test Out Robot Butchers (NPR)

Starbucks Wants to Caffeinate China With 2,500 Additional Stores (Eater)

Missed last week’s roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

What We’re Reading: China Food Safety Reform, Farmland Changes, and Food Design

Straw crab art in Chongming 4Chinese artists construct giant straw crabs on Chongming farmland to protest air pollution. (CCTV)

CHINA FOOD NEWS

China steps up its crackdown on food safety crimes by streamlining cooperation between relevant agencies. (Business Standard)

Major news in China’s rural land reform: Collective farmland ownership could be commercialized, paving the way for the modernization of agriculture. (South China Morning Post)

McDonald’s supplier OSI food-safety trial concluded last week in Shanghai. (Bloomberg)

Scanning your way to checkout: use of mobile payment via Alipay Wallet is on the rise in China. (China Daily)

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Chipotle’s E. coli outbreaks threaten their ‘Food with Integrity’ motto — can they bounce back? (NPR)

Are plants the “new meat?” Vegetable-centric dishes are on the rise in American restaurants, a trend that could spread East. (NPR)

The importance of design cannot be overlooked. A primer on Food Design. (FDXE)

WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed. (The Guardian)

 

 

 

 

Hunter Gatherer Opens Second Location in Xintiandi’s Hubindao Mall

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Hunter Gatherer is ringing in the New Year with some very exciting news. After months of hard work, we’re thrilled to announce the soft opening of our second Hunter Gatherer restaurant and shop at Xintiandi’s Hubindao Mall. Our location at Hubindao will be much larger than our Anfu venue, which means a lot more space for Real Food options. From hearty pastas and cold-pressed juices to a wider selection of chemical-free produce, keep reading to learn about the new menu and retail features at Hubindao.

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